Holy Day of Obligation
The Feast of SS Peter and Paul, Thursday 29th June, is a holyday of obligation, when the Church invites and expects us to attend Mass. Mass at 10 am and 7.30 pm. SS Peter and Paul is a special day of prayer for the Pope, the successor of St Peter.
A collection for Peter’s Pence, which assists the Pope in his charitable relief work throughout the world, will be taken after Mass next Sunday. It isn’t used for Vatican administration!
Ramp and lawn
The new ramp is now open! It provides smooth and easy access to the main door of the parish centre. However, until railings are installed we still need to ask children not to play on the lawn. We ask for and very much appreciate parents’ cooperation in this matter. Many thanks.
Calling all SMOGs: Father John’s Retirement Mass
We wish Fr John Ball, MHM every blessing as he retires from many, many years of service at St Michael’s at the end of this term. All who know him are invited to join his retirement Mass on 29th June at 2.30 pm in the school hall.
Everyone is welcome to join our friendly group of singers at their rehearsal today Sunday 25th June, after 10 am Mass in the parish centre, all ages welcome. We will be singing at the Inclusive Mass at 10 am on 2nd July. Contact: Liz Menezes.
Altar Servers Mass on 25th June
We look forward to a special Mass giving thanks to our wonderful team of altar servers today Sunday 25th June, at 10 am. Could all servers attending please robe up before Mass and sit together in the front row.
Message of Thanks from the SVP
Baby Appeal – the SVP would like to thank everyone who supported the baby appeal. The new mother was moved and overwhelmed by the generosity of the parish following the arrival of her little girl.
Sudan Appeal – the SVP would like to thanks everyone for their donations in the ‘teas and coffees’, half the money raised goes to the Sudan. A £200 donation was recently sent which feeds 200 children for a week.
Next INCENSED Youth Group (ages 10 -18)
Join us today, Sunday 25th June at 11 am in the community room (Father Terry’s house) for a chance to look inside a computer and a mobile phone. We’re grateful to Chris Hallam for leading this session. New people always welcome, ages 10+. Sandra, email@example.com
Inclusive Mass and St Mary’s Got Talent
Next Sunday, 2nd July, at 10 am this year’s First Communion children, their younger friends from our children’s liturgy group and the St Joseph’s Faith Group will be reading, singing, acting and praying for us during a Mass celebrating the gifts of all people. Please join us in the parish centre after Mass for our annual talent show St Mary’s Got Talent and the prize draw for our St Mary’s Quizzes from 11.15 am. Sandra, firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Day for St Mary’s Quizzes
Final chance to take part in our big prize draw on 2nd July: use game code 190344 for the Old Testament Quiz and game code 508345 for the New Testament Quiz, game code 492423 for the Sacraments Quiz, https://join.quizziz.com , closing today 25th June. You could win vouchers for Nando’s, Hollywood Bowl and the Vue Cinema.
Prison volunteers sought
Pact, the Catholic charity for prisoners and their families (www.prisonadvice.org.uk) is offering free training and support for parishioners interested in volunteering with them in prisons or in the local community. All inquiries welcome. To find out more contact ParishAction@prisonadvice.org.uk
Finchley Catholic High School Summer Fete 25th June 2017
Finchley Catholic High School’s Summer Fete is at the school today Sunday 25th June from 12-.30 pm – 4.30 pm. Many activities and games are planned, including Beat the Goalie, prize competitions and raffles, live entertainment and a fabulous range of food and drink at the international bistro, bar, BBQ and Pimms stall. All are welcome.
Christian Meditation Group
The group meets in Nazareth House, 162 East End Road, every Tuesday morning at 10.30 am – after the 10 am Mass.
Day for Life Collection
The amount raised from the second collection last week for Day for Life was £304.24. Many thanks.
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes – Volunteers required
The Diocesan Pilgrimage is once again looking to recruit volunteers to help on this summer’s pilgrimage. If you are over 18, your help would be very much appreciated as a St Frai Helper. The role is to support the nurses and provide the sort of care for which you don’t need a medical qualification. You must be fit, able and keen to help. The dates of the pilgrimage are departure on Sunday 23rd July and return on Saturday 29th July. If you are interested in helping and would like further information on what is required, please e mail chief helpers Nick Leonard and team at email@example.com.
St Philip the Apostle Parish Quiz
The St Philip’s Justice and Peace group is holding a quiz next Saturday 1st July at 7.15 for 7.30 pm. Tickets, £12, children under 12, £8. Fish and chip supper, bar will be open. Please note, no tickets will be available on the day of the event: to get tickets, phone Anne on 0208 365 2381.
St Theresa’s Catholic Primary School – Teacher Vacancies
St. Theresa's Catholic Primary School in Finchley are looking to appoint Class Teachers from September 2017. Please see the school website: http://www.st-theresas.barnet.sch.uk or contact the school office on 020 8346 8826 for details.
The Passage Garden Party – Friday 21st July 2017
There will be a Garden Party in aid of The Passage in the historic College Garden, Westminster Abbey on Friday 21st July 2017 from 6 pm. Visit the oldest cultivated garden in England with a back drop of the Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. Tickets £40 from The Passage, St Vincent’s Centre, Carlisle Place, London SW1P 1NL. Tel 0207 592 1856, e mail firstname.lastname@example.org which includes buffet supper, wine, soft drinks, live music and a prize raffle. Tickets are also available through passage-garden-party.eventbrite.co.uk
Marriage Care volunteers needed
Marriage Care is a Catholic organisation providing marriage preparation and relationship counselling services through 50 centres across England and Wales. Our centre for Barnet and Enfield needs Marriage Preparation Course Facilitators to present and facilitate marriage preparation courses to small groups of engaged couples (training is provided) and an Administrator to help with the smooth running of the centres services. We are also in need of qualified Relationship Counsellors to deliver relationship counselling. For more information or to apply, please visit: www.marriagecare.org.uk or email@example.com
Pray for the sick esp. Eddie Cardle, John & Carmel Bates, Cathy Walker, Finola Hickey, Kelly-Marie O’Donnell, Pat Gleeson, Annette O’Gorman and Mary Myles.
Parish Collection: Last week’s was £ 1010.98. Many thanks.
Ask God’s blessing on Hugo Joseph Dumond who was baptised here yesterday (Saturday 24th June) and on Freya Ugwu Butkute who is being baptised today, Sunday 25th June during the 12 noon Mass.